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Woodchucks Use the Long Ball to Sweep Loggers

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Wausau, WIS- The Wisconsin Woodchucks hit five home runs in three consecutive innings en route to a 9-2 win over the La Crosse Loggers at Athletic Park Sunday.

Ryan Howard hit a solo home run in the second. Then in the third, Max Ponzurick and Howard hit back-to-back jacks, which put the Woodchucks ahead 4-0.

Wisconsin got another couple of home runs in the fourth inning when LJ Hatch and Ponzurick each went yard for a pair of 2-RBI dingers.

The Woodchucks led 8-0 going into the seventh when La Crosse got a run off a home run of their own from Jacob Boston. Wisconsin responded with one run in the bottom of the frame off a walk from Taylor and singles from Ponzurick and Howard.

Head coach Jordan Bischel used five different arms in the seven-run victory. The Woodchucks on the mound fanned nine and allowed just one earned run and seven hits in the ballgame.

With the win, Wisconsin moves to 2-2 on the season. They face the Loggers again tomorrow, this time in La Crosse.

 

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The WISCONSIN WOODCHUCKS are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwood’s League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, the Northwood’s League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 120 Northwood’s League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit www.woodchucks.com.